Do scallops have shells?

Asked by Messiah Compton

Scallops are bivalves (having two shells), like clams and oysters. The shells are held together by the adductor muscle (the part of the scallop Americans typically eat). Sea scallops have a saucer-shaped shell with scalloped or fluted edges. The upper shell is usually reddish-pink or brown in color.

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